Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join Raising Littles Bend?
Raising Littles is a place for all who identify as moms to feel loved, nurtured and supported - no exceptions! Our members include moms working inside and outside the home, single moms, LGBTQIA+ moms, and more who believe in kindness, inclusivity, diversity and supporting others on their parenthood journey.
What does membership include?
Here at RLB, we are solely focused on supporting mothers in our community. Our members have access to a wide variety of online and offline offerings geared toward mamas and their littles. We offer activities like age group meetups, park playdates, walking group, moms-only events, book club, family events, field trips and more! We do our best to vary the days and times of our events to cater to all kinds of schedules. In addition to our thriving private Facebook group, members also gain access to all the exclusive content on our website including our events calendar, discussion forum, news and more. And for RLB moms and families in need of support in addition to community we offer sunshine baskets, meal trains, small business support and special support as needed.
Can partners join?
Right now, our group is just for those who identify as moms. Have a female partner? Email us! Have a male partner? While we don't offer official membership for Dads, we do provide resources and referrals to Dad-focused organizations in Central Oregon.
How do I sign up?
You can easily register online here!
What do membership dues cover?
When RLB was first started, we specifically chose to register as a 501(c)(7) (a "social" group in the eyes of the IRS) so all of our membership fees could directly benefit our members versus an outside philanthropic purpose.
Your $30/year membership fee helps cover our event fees (park rentals, food/beverages at some events, decorations, games, etc.), mama care packages or sunshine baskets, as well as administrative costs such as website, organizational and governmental fees.
Are older siblings welcome?
Always! Certain activities may not be relevant for them but they are always invited to join. We fully intend to stay agile to cater to our community needs based on the stages of raising littles that our moms are in.
Money is tight right now. What if I can't pay?
No worries! We want every mother who needs support and community to join. Use the code "RLBLOVE100" at checkout during the registration process.
Want to partner with us?
Here at Raising Littles Bend, we love supporting local businesses, community groups and nonprofits that share our values of kindness, inclusivity, diversity and supporting mothers on their parenthood journey. If you want to partner, we'd love to chat! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about COVID-19?
At Raising Littles Bend, we take the health and safety of our members very seriously. We follow and comply with all COVID-19 regulations for Deschutes County. We ask that members please stay home if anyone in their family is experiencing symptoms including cough, runny nose, and/or fever.
For more information on how COVID-19 is affecting Deschutes County, including resources for testing, vaccines, and businesses, please visit the county website here.
How do I donate to Raising Littles Bend?
Raising Littles Bend thrives due to the membership fees collected and generous donations from members and friends! All donations received will directly benefit our members through free membership scholarships, events and more! Please note that RLB is a registered 501(c)(7), so donations are not tax deductible. If you'd like to donate to RLB, please scan the QR code below with your phone (open camera --> hover over image --> click link to donate).